Fundy Forest Songs

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135

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Overview

Engage your senses on a guided sound-walk and song-crafting experience led by some of the Annapolis Valley’s most-loved songwriters. Be inspired by nature’s sounds, sights and smells to create and record a new song with the group – no musical ability or experience required!

Experience Highlights:

  • Engage your senses on a deep-listening walk in the Annapolis Valley. Take in sights, smells, and especially the sounds of flora, fauna, wind, and water in the beautiful Wabanaki-Acadian forest.
  • Discover the music we all have inside of us with the help of expert guides in a relaxed and un-intimidating way. Terra Spencer is an award-winning songwriter and warm, generous facilitator. Freya Milliken is an up-and-coming musician and recent graduate from the Acadia University School of Music.
  • Access ukuleles, shakers, and other percussion instruments or bring your own instrument if you’re able.
  • Have fun as we create a new song together, with a digitally edited and mixed version to be shared with everyone.
  • Get to know Music in Communities Cooperative a non-profit that strives to promote music literacy, present great live music, support under-represented voices, and strengthen communities through shared musical experiences.
  • Enjoy wild-crafted teas and locally baked treats in the Brooklyn Community Hall.

Location:

West Brooklyn Community Hall: 410 W Brooklyn Mountain Rd, Wolfville, NS

2024 Dates:

April 28

June 2

Time:

10am - 2pm

Price: $135 per adult (13+) + HST + booking fee; $75 per child (8-12), + HST+ booking fee

Includes a deep-listening walk, song crafting session with celebrity songwriters, access to instruments, and a digitally edited and mixed version of the song that you create (shared via email as an MP3).

Check availability and book your experience HERE.

Custom group rates are available, please get in touch to learn more.

Good to Know:

  • This experience is approximately four hours in length. No musical experience or abilities required.
  • Light refreshments will be provided. You may wish to bring a water bottle.
  • Dress for the season, bring layered clothing and comfortable shoes for an outdoor walk.
  • Bring your Smart Phone to record nature sounds, and a sense of adventure and curiosity.
  • Accessible washroom facilities are available at the West Brooklyn Community Hall
  • A portion of this event takes place in the woods, on trails with uneven terrain. However, we can accommodate individuals with limited mobility. Please let us know in advance so we can ensure the event is accessible.

About the Facilitators:

Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, award-winning Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer has won over audiences in Canada and beyond, since her 2018 debut. She has already crafted a catalogue of startlingly intimate songs, marrying fingerstyle guitar, gospel piano, and her butterscotch voice with sly humour and 70s wood-paneled warmth. Terra recently released her third album, Old News, created with Ben Caplan and celebrated with a cross-Canada and UK tour. In a room of 5 or 500, every show is a knee-to-knee conversation with a natural storyteller. "The real deal." - Ron Sexsmith

Freya Milliken is an up-and-coming musician and recent graduate from the Acadia University School of Music. She's quickly making a name for herself on the touring circuit and will release her first album this year. She's a warm and generous leader with an ability to connect and inspire, that belies her young years.

This experience is curated by Music In Communities Cooperative, a non-profit that strives to promote music literacy, present great live music, support under-represented voices, and strengthen communities through shared musical experiences.

Kim Barlow

Kim Barlow is a Juno Award nominated musician and songwriting facilitator. She mentors numerous musicians and teaches songwriting at Acadia University. Collaborating with both songwriters and non-songwriters has enabled her passion to share musical experiences to be expressed in numerous ways. Freya Milliken is an up-and-coming musician and recent graduate from the Acadia University School of Music. She's quickly making a name for herself on the touring circuit and will release her first album this year. She's a warm and generous leader with an ability to connect and inspire, that belies her young years. Music In Communities Cooperative is a non-profit that strives to promote music literacy, present great live music, support under-represented voices, and strengthen communities through shared musical experiences.

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